Peter Lee, editor of China Matters, discusses the possibility of a nuclear arms race in East Asia where Japan, South Korea and Taiwan could easily become nuclear powers and create their own deterrent to Chinese dominance, hastening the end of US hegemony.
Jeffrey Carr, a cyber intelligence expert and CEO of Taia Global, Inc., discusses the hack of an NSA server containing powerful hacking tools and malware used to infect computers around the world; the vulnerabilities in computer and networking hardware made by US tech companies like Cisco; and how cyber warfare between the US and Russia could escalate.
Michael Bell, a retired Air Force pilot and activist-father of a police shooting victim, discusses how he found common cause with police union boss Jim Palmer to enact a Wisconsin state law mandating independent investigations of police violence.
Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses the July 2016 Turkish coup and its aftermath; President Erdogan’s purge of political opponents with no connection to US-exile and supposed coup-plotter Fethullah Gulen; and why he doesn’t believe the CIA was involved.
Eric Margolis, a journalist and author of American Raj, discusses the seemingly endless and pointless US war in Afghanistan, exacerbated by the “bumbling, stumbling” Obama administration foreign policy team of Susan Rice, Samantha Power and Hillary Clinton.
Grant F. Smith, author of Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America, discusses the Obama administration’s proposal to greatly increase US aid to Israel; and Grant’s federal lawsuit claiming that any such aid should be illegal since Israel is a nuclear-armed state that hasn’t signed the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.
Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell’s New York Times op-ed wherein he endorses Hillary Clinton for president and accuses Donald Trump of being an unwitting recruit of Vladimir Putin.
Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist and blogger who covers national security and civil liberties, discusses the just-released Presidential Policy Guidance rule book on the Obama administration’s drone airstrikes, and why it doesn’t provide enough congressional oversight of what still amounts to an extrajudicial assassination program.
Jared Labell, executive director of Taxpayers United of America, discusses President Harry S. Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and why it was and remains “the costliest threat to civilization that the State has ever produced.”
Jordan Smith, an award-winning investigative journalist with The Intercept, discusses why the state of Texas is about to execute Jeff Wood for a murder he didn’t commit in 1996, through use of the so-called law of parties.
Murtaza Hussain, a journalist with The Intercept, discusses the arrest of Washington, D.C. police officer Nicholas Young on trumped-up terrorism charges for sending $245 worth of gift cards to an FBI informant; and the FBI’s years-long effort to get Young to commit an illegal act.
Trevor Aaronson, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism, discusses the just-discovered evidence that the FBI had an undercover agent at Pamela Geller’s 2015 “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas that was attacked by two men with assault rifles; and why it now appears the FBI should have known about the attack beforehand, and may have even instigated it.
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, discusses the Obama administration’s renewed military actions in Libya (still justified by the 2001 AUMF); how a real antiwar Republican (like Ron Paul) could effectively counter Hillary Clinton’s strange political strategy of appearing as hawkish as possible; and RPI’s Peace and Prosperity 2016 Conference on September 10th in Dulles, Virginia.